Muscat Blanc

 

Name of varietal: Muscat Blanc
 
Common synonyms: Moscato (Italy), Moscatel (Spain, Portugal), France: Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat d’Alsace, Muscat de Beaumes de Venises, Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. Muscat of Alexandria, Gelber Müskateller (Germany), Gelber Weihrauch (Austria), Muskuti (Greece), Sargamoskatoly (Hungary), Tamaloasa (Romania), Tomyanka (Russia), Beli Muscat (Yugoslavia), Muscat Cannelli
 
Parentage of the grape: Muscat has the distinction of being the world’s oldest grape. It was likely born and first vinified in Greece and had a wide dissemination from there.  
 
History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what is now modern day Eastern Europe. The Egyptians (probably via the Romans) used it to trade with South Africa. The Romans spread it throughout the rest of Europe. The part of the world where its origin is debatable is Australia. The first Australian Read more »

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  • Rosenblum Pink Moscato 2011

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    One characteristic that was expected and favourable, is "sweet" on the first bite. This promising start however turns to dry and oaky rather quickly. The second sip was searching for that sweet, which was refound, but lost again amounst the dry wood. Ah well, not my cup of tea...er...wine, but if you're looking for dynamics with a chew of dry... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Ecco Domani Moscato 2011

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    Love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by JeffS23


  • Liberty Creek Moscato NV

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    This product is sweet, crisp and light-bodied with delicious flavors of peach and citrus. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself, it also pairs well with sweet desserts and spicy foods. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d'Oro 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rich7362


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti White 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rich7362


  • Dessert wines are often saved for the winter holidays when we tend to linger at ... most noble of Muscat grapes, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, these floral, honeyed wines have been delighting drinkers since the Popes set up shop in nearby Avignon in the 14th century. The best wines come from vines grown on a south-facing outcrop of limestone, w... Read More

    From the article The Sweet Taste of Summer


  • Los Dos Muscat Chardonnay 2013

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    A touch herbal on the nose with light apricot notes. There's a bright candied pop on entry here that's quite floral and sugary, even though this is a dry wine. It's more perfumed and like sour candy than it is literally sweet. There's also some lemon notes to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sandra celebrated her '100 days until retirement' last night in style.  Luckily for me, I got to go along as we wined, dined and even squeezed in a movie.  We drove over to what is known as the Mosaic district in Fairfax VA, about 20 minutes from our house.  To start off, we ate dinner at Brine, a place known for raw oysters and fish.  Sandra lo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • René Sparr White Blend Alsace Aoc One 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Roberta1759


  • Innocent Bystander Moscato 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jay LL


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